Fazal Sheikh: Ladli

Fazal Sheikh: Ladli

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In India it costs a poor family 50 rupees, to hire a midwife to administer the birth of a child. For an additional ten rupees, the parents are assured that the birth of a girl will be met with an act of infanticide by the midwife. The alternative for many is an institution like the Delhi orphanage in which Fazal Sheikh's work on the predicament of the girl-child in India began - 99% of that orphanage's population are girls. By delving into the story of the girl-child, Sheik renders the other side of the spectrum of women in India. Girl Child is the second part of his project on India, which was begun with Moksha (published in 2005 by Steidl).show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 222 x 268 x 26mm | 1,102.24g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • w. numerous photos.
  • 3865213812
  • 9783865213815
  • 2,002,488

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New York: Pace-Macgill Gallery, Winter 2007 Paris: Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 4/07-7/07 Paris: Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation - Spring 2007 Rotterdam: Nederlands Fotomuseum - dates to be determined Spring 2007, BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden, Fall 2007 Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam - dates to be determined/ Exhibition-retrospective at PhotoEspana next summer - June-July 2007/ Gallery 2D3D, Innsbruck, Germany, March - May 2007/show more

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